Julian Sefton-Green is Professor of New Media Education at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He has worked as an independent scholar and has held positions at the Department of Media & Communication, London School of Economics & Political Science and at the University of Oslo working on projects exploring learning and learner identity across formal and informal domains. He has been an Honorary Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham, UK and the Institute of Education, Hong Kong and he is now a Visiting Professor at The Playful Learning Centre, University of Helsinki, Finland.
He has been the Head of Media Arts and Education at WAC Performing Arts and Media College - a centre for informal training and education - where he directed a range of digital media activities for young people and co-ordinated training for media artists and teachers. Prior to that he worked as Media Studies teacher in an inner-city comprehensive London; and in higher education teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses, leading teacher training degrees in media education.
He has researched and written widely on many aspects of media education, new technologies, creativity, digital cultures and informal learning and has authored, co-authored or edited 15 books. Recent volumes include The Class: living and learning in the digital age (New York University Press, 2016), Learning beyond the School: international perspectives on the schooled society (Routledge, 2018) and Young People’s transitions into creative work Routledge, 2019). He has directed research projects for the Arts Council of England, the British Film Institute, Creative Partnerships and Nominet Trust and is one of the key lead researchers in the ARC funded Centre of Excellence studying the Digital Child. He has spoken at over 50 conferences in 20 countries.